Uncle Ben's owner Mars will only source 'sustainable' rice by 2020

Why Mars rice plan not just crop-ticking exercise

Recent years have seen the launch of numerous sustainability standards and initiatives across various agricultural commodities. Ben Cooper a...

ConAgra Foods scheduled to be no more, with US group to split in two

ConAgra Foods split - what could happen next?

ConAgra Foods CEO Sean Connolly, fresh from securing the sale of the US group's own-label business, has made another strategic move - splitt...

Greencore Group says focus on food-to-go working

Greencore's food-to-go focus paying dividends

Prioritising its food-to-go operations in the UK and the US has led Greencore to report higher annual sales and earnings. And the Ireland-ba...

Danone targeting 5% annual growth in sales by 2020 - while also increasing margins

How Danone aims to meet its 2020 objectives

Danone outlined plans to raise its sales and earnings performance through to 2020 in an investor meeting held earlier this week. The company...

Road miles was key topic of discussion at IGD summit

The top takeaways from IGD's Supply Chain Summit

With stagnant volumes and volatility in costs putting pressure on margins, more companies are turning their attention to supply chains to ek...

Will Belvita prompt a change in breakfast habits in China?

Will Belvita win at breakfast in China? - analysis

Mondelez International has taken its breakfast biscuit concept, Belvita, to China in a bid to capture the attention of the young, time-poor...

What could influence US healthy snacking market? 13 Nov 15

Snacking is a significant macro trend driving trends in the US market and demand for healthier products is on the rise. Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive vice president and practice leader for snacks at IRI, outlines the factors manufacturers operating in - or eyeing - the segment need to consider.

Talking shop October 2015 - Wal-Mart, Auchan, X5 13 Nov 15

Multinational grocery retailers demonstrated a various different strategies to grow their sales and expand their consumer reach over the past month. Here is just-food's round-up of some of the major developments at your retail customers during October. 

Thought Leaders

Unilever sets 2030 carbon positive goal

Hannah Abdulla | 27 Nov 15 Unilever has announced plans to become carbon positive by 2030

Unilever has announced a deadline of 2030 for its operations to become carbon positive.

Hovis plans cuts amid anxiety over UK bread demand

Dean Best | 27 Nov 15 Hovis has forecast fall in demand for bread

Hovis Ltd, the UK bread maker, has set out plans to cut over 100 jobs in the face of falling demand in the country.

Stevia gets clearance for use in India

Dean Best | 25 Nov 15 India clears use of stevia in food and drink products

Food and drink products on sale in India can contain high-intensity sweetener stevia after the country's regulator approved the use of the ingredient.

Recent News - (Updated: 9:30am 27 Nov 2015)

Shandong Delisi, Yolarno invest in meat project

Industry news of week - Boulder Brands, Thai Union

Hijos de Carlos Albo cools Chinese takeover talk

Berner Food & Beverage sold to PE firm Peak Rock

Aryzta regional CEO steps down

"Serious" suitors lined up for Chicken of The Sea

PepsiCo to expand Frito-Lay plant in US

French poultry group LDC books higher H1 profits

Ritter chairman Andreas Ronken on growing in challenging environment - the just-food interview 24 Nov 15

Katy AskewRonken believes Alfred Ritter meet trends including demand for clean labels and simple ingredients

German chocolate maker Alfred Ritter is a family-owned company that produces the iconic Ritter Sport square chocolate tablets. The Waldenbuch-based group hopes to the product's unique appearance and the quality of its chocolate to drive growth in Europe and the US. Katy Askew speaks to chairman Andreas Ronken about Ritter's aspirations.

How American Halal Co. is riding the ethical wave 12 Nov 15

Hannah AbdullaAmerican Halal Co., CEO, Adnan Durrani

US frozen entree-to-broth maker American Halal Co. recently made its first acquisition, snapping up local lentil snacks business Mediterranean Snacks. The firm is hoping to deliver around US$$30m in sales for fiscal '15, and in the next three-to-five years, CEO Adnan Durrani is eyeing sales of between $70-100m. Here he talks to Hannah Abdulla about how the company's focus on antibiotic-free, non-GMO and organic foods will win points with the millennial consumer and help achieve that goal.

Wyke Farms aims to quadruple international sales  5 Nov 15

Katy AskewWyke MD Clothier unveils new export range at the Anuga trade show in Cologne last month

UK cheddar maker Wyke Farms hopes to quadruple the size of its international business over the next four years. For a premium company with some significant long-term ambitions, growing overseas is an increasingly important strategy as Wyke grapples with a highly price-sensitive UK market. Katy Askew speaks to Wyke MD Richard Clothier. 

Osborne overplays Britishness of United Biscuits

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 20 Nov 15

That politicians are selective with the truth is pretty much a given. But it did make this pundit chuckle to hear UK Chancellor George Osborne describe United Biscuits as a "great British company"... Er, yes... one that is owned by Turkish multinational Yildiz Holding.

Globally, consumers are dining out again, says NPD Group

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 17 Nov 15

Researchers at US-based The NPD Group have expressed optimism in the prospects for the foodservice sector after analysing sales data in 11 markets this summer.

Maggi returns but will growth follow in AOA for Nestle?

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 5 Nov 15

Nestle had some reason for cheer this week when it was confirmed that Maggi noodles should be back on Indian shelves this month.

Pinnacle Foods moves for Boulder Brands

Pinnacle Foods moves for Boulder Brands

Pinnacle Foods, the US group with Birds Eye frozen veg and Duncan Hines cake mixes in its portfolio, has swooped to buy free-from business Boulder Brands. But is a move for a company that has struggled in recent quarters a wise one?

ConAgra Foods to divide in two

ConAgra Foods to divide in two

CEO Sean Connolly has decided to split the US group in two, creating a consumer-facing business and a frozen potato products supplier.

TreeHouse becomes private-label powerhouse

TreeHouse becomes private-label powerhouse

US group strikes deal to buy ConAgra Foods' own-label operations.

Snyder's-Lance emerges as Diamond Foods buyer

Snyder's-Lance emerges as Diamond Foods buyer

The US snacks group has moved to buy the Kettle Chips owner in a cash-and-shares deal.

How Brands Can Win in Online Grocery

How Brands Can Win in Online Grocery

Food manufacturers have traditionally been one or more steps removed from their consumers - separated by retailers, wholesalers and even international divides. The stunning popularity of online shopping has created a new opportunity for FMCG companies to develop and nurture direct relationships with consumers, and in doing so, create more successful outcomes... Read more

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Sugar Substitutes Market by Type, Composition, Application & by Region - Forecast to 2020

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